Monday, May 24, 2010

Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

I found a very nice blurb about Liver Affected Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and I thought it would be nice to post it here:

Alpha-1 is the 3rd most common serious genetic disorder in the world (behind Down Syndrome and Cystic Fibrosis) and can result in life-threatening liver disease in children and adults or in lung disease in adults. It affects the liver and can lead to liver failure at any time in life. It is the leading genetic cause of liver transplantation in children. Currently, the only cure for the liver disease of Alpha-1 is a liver transplant.

A special thank-you to Jen and her Alpha Girls from whom I snagged this quote.

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